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January 21, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Robotics on the move in the greenhouse
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Invincibelle® Spirit campaign hits new plateau

Since the introduction of the Invincibelle Spirit® hydrangea in 2009, sales from this special plant have raised funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. » Read full article

Residential vertical growing system developed

Affinor Growers Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding to install two automated residential vertical growing towers in new Bio Pod greenhouses slated for construction in Surrey. » Read full article

Looking back at stages of industry growth

Helping us celebrate 35 years of publishing are several industry veterans. We asked them to comment on changes they’ve seen over the past three-and-a-half decades. » Read full article

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Ontario nursery an AIPH Grower Award finalist

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Three-day course on aquaponics in February

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NatureFresh now building Phase Two in Ohio

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Hydro rates, natural gas among OFA issues

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Dramm boosts Canadian sales team

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Grow more with less

  • By using Fafard high-performance mixes you will reduce culture times.
  • Plant growth is faster in all species of plants that we tested.
  • This accelerated development results in an earlier maturity.
  • The plants are also more compact and require less growth regulator.
Plants are ready for market as much as 10 days earlier in the case of poinsettias, 20 days for Geraniums and 22 days for New Guinea Impatiens.

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Robotics on the move in the greenhouse

A University of Guelph engineering professor has been developing a labour-saving solution for greenhouse vegetables growers that he is now ready to put to the test in a working greenhouse – a human-sized robot that will harvest produce and remove leaves from plants. » read more
 
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Stressing out on winter costs?

The solution? Grow more with less!

Fafard high-performance mixes provide larger healthier crops quicker: your plants will be more compact and will require less growth regulator.

With shorter production cycles, your production costs will also decrease. In fact, you will pay less for your heating and labour. » learn more

 
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A new cherry tomato for container production

Plant selections were made in subsequent generations using pedigree selection, choosing the best plants from the best families grown in both greenhouse and field settings at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, until uniformity in plant and fruit phenotype was achieved in the seventh generation of plants. » read more

Impacts of Presenteeism

High job demands, stress and job insecurity are among the main reasons why people go to work when they are ill, according to new research by a researcher at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the U.K. » read more
 
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Dramm boosts Canadian sales team

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Grassroots Grants for growing green spaces

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Ball’s WebTrack To Go now a mobile app

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B.C. retailer elected to AmericanHort board

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Manure impact with vegetable crops studied

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Residential vertical growing

This installation will allow Affinor Growers to implement an innovative residential design and begin scaling operations for wholesale production, packaging, and international distribution of clean, safe, fresh food. »  learn more
 
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Grower Day

June 15, 2016
Location: St. Catharines, Ontario » More Info

Congress 2016

Jan. 12-14, 2016
Location: Toronto, ON » More Info

TPIE

Jan. 20-22, 2016
Location: Ft. Lauderdal, FL » More Info

Guelph Organic Conference

Jan. 28-31, 2016
Location: Guelph, ON » More Info